PROVA Projects

United Kingdom

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideologies. Led by a renowned group of former world leaders and diplomats it combats extremism by pressuring financial and material support networks; countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment; and advocating for smart laws, policies, and regulations.

Extremists are spreading their ideology and recruiting support across the globe, posing a complex and urgent challenge that cannot be addressed by government alone. There is a responsibility for private groups and individuals to organize in opposition to extremists. To this end, CEP is: Assembling an extensive research and analysis database on extremist groups and their networks of support, providing an indispensable resource to governments, the media, NGOs and civil society organizations, and the general public; Exposing channels of financial and material support to extremist groups; Using the latest communications, social media, and technological tools to identify and reveal the extremist threat and directly counter extremist ideology and recruitment online; and Assisting policymakers around the world to devise legislation and regulations that effectively combat extremism.

CEP launched CEP Europe in June 2015 to unite individuals and groups across Europe to combat extremism. CEP Europe’s operations in the United Kingdom expands CEP’s mission of exposing the threat of extremism and countering extremist ideologies to a country that has directly suffered from extremist violence and homegrown radicalization. CEP Europe’s activities in the United Kingdom draws on the expertise of former government officials, academics, and grassroots activists. CEP Europe’s work in the U.K., in coordination with other CEP Europe offices, builds upon CEP’s overall efforts to expose extremist financing; rally support for programs to counter the narrative of extremists; and advocate for smart laws, policies, and regulations that promote freedom, security, and tolerance.

Website
https://www.counterextremism.com/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
UK@counterextremism.com

EDUCATE AGAINST HATE – website project of the Department for Education and the Home Office.

EDUCATE AGAINST HATE – website project of the Department for Education and the Home Office.

The purpose of EDUCATE AGAINST HATE website is to provide practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation.

Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identity, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement. Extremist groups know young people are vulnerable and may claim to offer them answers, identity and a strong social network, and using the internet and social media to spread their ideology.

EDUCATE AGAINST HATE website has been developed by the Department for Education and the Home Office.

Website
https://educateagainsthate.com/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
counter.extremism@education.gov.uk

INSPIRE

INSPIRE

Inspire is an independent non-governmental counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation. Almost ten years old, Inspire has been at the forefront of empowering women, championing gender equality and countering extremist narratives. In 2008, frustrated with the lack of concern and will from many so-called representative Muslim organisations (who were typically male-led) in addressing both extremism and women’s rights, Inspire was founded.

The threat that extremism poses is indeed real and a challenge for us all. Inspire believes that increased support for extremism amongst small vulnerable groups of young men and women is a result of a number of different vulnerabilities including social exclusion, anger over home and foreign policy which is exploited by violent ideologues often in the name of Islam. The spread of extremist narratives which encourages violence and the dehumanisation of non-Muslims is central to the actions of those who justify their actions. We are passionate in our approach of working in the heart of communities to meet this challenge. We have a track record of raising awareness within communities and engaging with local, regional and national statutory bodies. In particular we offer training on how extremism arises amongst vulnerable people, the history of extremism, understanding the extremist rhetoric used and equipping participants with theological counter-narratives to extremist propaganda.

Website
https://wewillinspire.com/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@wewillinspire.com

JAN TRUST

JAN TRUST

JAN TRUST is a charity/ non-for-profit organisation Since 1989 JAN TRUST has worked with vulnerable women and young people from BAMER and Muslim backgrounds to help them overcome barriers to integration and inclusion, so they can improve their prospects. These barriers include lack of key skills such as English, together with social isolation, lack of self-confidence, low emotional wellbeing and poor awareness of options open to them. Discriminatory practices including refugee and faith-based hate-crime make things even worse for many.

Additionally, some of JAN TRUST service users face restrictive and harmful cultural practices such as forced marriages, FGM. Concerns about radicalisation is a further challenge experienced by many. This real experience, rooted in communities, keeps JAN TRUST in touch with the needs of vulnerable women and enables us to continually learn and develop new projects, campaigns and services in response to what they tell us. As a result JAN TRUST have become a national charity as well as continuing to deliver much needed local services in the London Borough of Haringey and surrounding boroughs. JAN TRUST model is unique in the way it has developed holistically over time to reflect evolving needs. JAN TRUST responsive and grassroots approach has earnt us multiple awards and widespread recognition.

Website
https://jantrust.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@jantrust.org
0208 889 9433
8-10 Bedford Road
Wood Green
London
N22 7AU

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT - Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT - Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT aim is to work together to focus on three key areas: Building close relationships betweenour schools and universities, prisons, places of worship, health services, children’s services, community groups, charities and other institutions; Challenging extremist ideology by working closely with local and national agencies, partners and our communities; and Supporting vulnerable individualsthrough intervention projects.

Website
https://www.ltai.info/about/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel :101
Fax; +44 (0)1234 852133
Bedfordshire Police Headquarters
Woburn Road
Kempston
Bedfordshire MK43 9AX

Prevent strategy – Home Office of HM Government

Prevent strategy – Home Office of HM Government

Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in

2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. In the Act this has simply been expressed as the need to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
The 2011 Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:

  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it;
  • prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.

Terrorist groups often draw on extremist ideology, developed by extremist organisations. Some people who join terrorist groups have previously been members of extremist organisations and have been radicalised by them. The Government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces”.

Website
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

E-mail / Contact / telephone
+44 20 7035 4848
2 Marsham St. Westminster
London
SW1P 4DF

Families for Life

Families for Life

Families for Life™ is an independent, non judgemental and confidential counselling and support service specifically aimed at families or friends who have been affected by radicalisation. Families for Life works to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) ethical framework for Good Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Families for Life ™offers a professional, ethical service which recognises that many clients seek help at a vulnerable stage in their lives and need to be treated in a confidential way.

Families for Life™ provides families with a safe environment in which to voice their experiences and empower them to share similar problems. Family support of (possible) radicalisation is primarily about counselling and aiding parents in dealing with the situation at hand. Families for Life offers support for all the relatives and friends who may have concerns or worries about a loved one who may be showing signs of radicalisation. This can be provided via family helpline or by providing one- to- one, family counselling or outreach work.

Families for Life also offers workshops to raise awareness within families and to better equip them with the suitable tools and strategies to understand the radicalisation process and eventually help them to cope with the aftermath of radicalisation.

At the same time, by working on trust, Families for Life aims at helping families maintain a good relationship with their child and strengthening them within their social environment. Family counselling is one of the most effective tools. Nothing is a stronger source for creating a living counter-narrative to radical ideals than the deep attachments and emotions harnessed in a family.

Website
https://familiesforlife.org.uk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
07505974030
Suite 3 Bizspace Business Park
Kings Road
Birmingham
B11 2AL U.K.

FAST – Families against stress and trauma

FAST – Families against stress and trauma

FAST was established in 2007 and is a UK-based organisation providing support to vulnerable families and individuals. FAST is publicly funded and receives campaigning support from a range of sources including the Home Office. All the services are totally free of charge and at FAST they treat everyone with respect. In addition to helping many families who have had to come to terms with the trauma of their children travelling to conflict zones, FAST also helps those whose loved ones may be about to plot, or commit, acts of terror in the UK. In order to make sure families get the best possible help and advice, FAST uses external agencies where appropriate. These include scholars, advisors, the probation service and police, along with local council departments such as housing, employment and health agencies.

Website
https://familiesmatter.org.uk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
enquiries.fast.uk@gmail.com

The Prevention Project – Organizing against violent extremism

The Prevention Project – Organizing against violent extremism

The Prevention Project was launched in March 2016 to help operationalize and sustain a “whole of society” approach to preventing the spread of violent extremism. Working with its partners, which include the Geneva Center on Security Policy, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), the Prevention Project is committed to promoting the role of civil society, local authorities, and, more broadly, communities in preventing a and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).

Working with government and non-governmental actors around the globe, it provides practical guidance on overcoming the challenges confronting P/CVE efforts and developing and implementing community-focused solutions to prevent the spread of violent extremism. The Prevention Project’s flagship report, “Communities First: A Blueprint for Operationalizing and Sustaining a Global Movement against Violent Extremism” (December 2016) which was produced with generous support from the European Union and the Governments of Switzerland and Norway, includes a number of concrete recommendations in this area.

Website
http://www.organizingagainstve.org/about-the-prevention-project/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@organizingagainstve.org

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research. A unique institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on defence and security matters.

RUSI has significant international expertise in countering violent extremism (CVE) – researching radicalisation, implementing CVE programmes, and understanding what works and what doesn’t.

Threats from terrorism and violent extremism are a top priority for governments and multilateral bodies such as the UN and the EU. There is a growing recognition that counter-terrorism, with its dependence on military, law enforcement and intelligence responses, cannot manage the problem alone. CVE has emerged as a field of theory and practice that seeks to complement counter-terrorism with non-coercive measures, particularly using preventative approaches which seek to address the drivers of terrorism and violent extremism.

The Institute’s expertise in countering violent extremism spans research, policy analysis, programme implementation, and training and education. RUSI’s CVE work reaches across the world, with particular emphasis on the UK and Europe, the Middle East, East Africa, and Central Asia.

Website
https://rusi.org/CVE

E-mail / Contact / telephone
emilyw@rusi.org
+44 20 7930 5854
61 Whitehall, Westminster,
London SW1A 2ET

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) mission is to bring together knowledge and leadership. Producing first class, rigorous research, our aim is to educate the public and help policymakers and practitioners find more intelligent solutions in dealing with radicalisation. ICSR was launched in January 2008. It is an independent and non-partisan research centre based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. All our work is published. We undertake no classified research for governments or international organisations. In addition to research, ICSR facilitates systematic, outcome-driven dialogues, bringing together the world’s leading experts with the people who can make things happen.

Website
http://icsr.info/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
mail@icsr.info
+44 (0) 207 848 2098

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)
Department of War Studies
King’s College London
London
WC2R 2LS

RecoRa Institute

RecoRa Institute

The RecoRa Institute aims to empower street-level workers to build effective solutions to factors that can make individuals vulnerable to what is often called the “radicalisation process”.

The RecoRa Institute was created in response to recommendations made within a European Funded Project which examined the issue of violent extremism from the perspective of front-line workers and community activists (street-level workers).

The RecoRa Institute (RecoRa) is a partnership of organisations and individuals from Sweden, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. It works on a not for profit basis to embed expertise relating to recognising and responding to ideological violence underpinned by global jihadist and right wing ideologies.

RecoRa work at a number of inter-related levels:

  1. Directly engaging in work with at risk individuals or groups;
  2. Mentoring and training front liners engaged in deradicalisation work;
  3. Training community activitists and
  4. Training policy makers in municipalities, police and security services to develop effective policy.

Recora provides a number of services and trainings which comprehends for example courses and master classes for frontline staff, mentors, governmental organisations and communities. It embeds expertise within organisations in kind of train the trainer programmes, organisational development, mentoring and customised support to deal with ideological violence and to increase resilience in the community. RecoRa links research to policy to practice by arranging seminars, conferences and forums with local and national authorities, assessment of research and participating within the European Radicalisation Awareness Network, UNICRE, and The Global Forum for Counter Terrorism.

A promising aspect of RecoRa is its adoption of first-liners with biographical experiences from extremist environments.

Website
http://www.recora.eu/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
+44 7881 842 167

25 Springfield Road
Birmingham
B76 2SJ

NIACRO - Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

NIACRO - Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

NIACRO is a voluntary organisation which has been working for almost 50 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. NIACRO vision is of a society in which the needs and rights of all citizens are equally respected. This includes victims of crime, adults and children who have offended, and those who are at risk of offending and their families.

Website
https://www.niacro.co.uk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
niacro@niacro.co.uk
Tel: 028 9032 0157

Amelia House
4 Amelia Street
Belfast
BT2 7GS

Action Change Foundation (ACF)

Action Change Foundation (ACF)

ACF vision is a world free of terrorism and violence that values young people and communities enabling them to live in a safe and peaceful society. ACF mission is to protect young people & communities from extremism and violence in all its forms by raising public awareness, challenging conflict through dialogue and developing resilience through training and our direct support services.
ACF believes strongly in:

  • the importance of a safe environment where young people and communities can peacefully co-exist and thrive.
  • the right of young people to have access to opportunities to progress.
  • the right of vulnerable individuals to receive immediate and unconditional support.
  • creating change that is of value to the individual and community. ACF values are based on:
  • treating each other with respect, dignity, honesty and integrity.
  • embracing inclusivity and diversity.
  • being dedicated to improving communities and society.
  • recognising teamwork and collaboration.
  • being committed to delivering high impact innovative initiatives.
  • having a passion to help clients and meet their specific needs through high quality service delivery.
  • promoting accountability in order to continuously improve our performance.

ACF developed an extensive, practical and interactive one-day training that is aimed at providing delegates with an in-depth understanding of extremism & recruitment in all its forms. It will provide participants with a range of skills, tools and techniques to enable them to safeguard people vulnerable to being drawn into extremism and terrorism.

Website
https://www.activechangefoundation.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
enquiries@activechangefoundation.org
02082791258

Action Change Foundation
453 Lea Bridge Road
London, E10 7EA

Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) prevents victims by changing lives.
HMPPS works with partners to carry out the sentences given by the courts, either in custody or the community.
HMPPS reduces reoffending by rehabilitating the people in their care through education and employment. The agency is made up of Her Majesty’s Prison Service, the National Probation Service and a headquarters focussed on creating tools and learning. Within England and Wales, HMPPS is responsible for:

  • running prison and probation services
  • rehabilitation services for people in our care leaving prison
  • making sure support is available to stop people reoffending
  • contract managing private sector prisons and services such as: the prisoner escort service, electronic tagging

Through HM Prison Service: HMPPS manages public sector prisons and the contract for private prisons in England and Wales.
Through the National Probation Service: HMPPS oversees probation delivery in England and Wales including through community rehabilitation companies.

Website
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service

E-mail / Contact / telephone
public.enquiries@noms.gsi.gov.uk
01633 630941

102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9EX

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Global counter-extremism organisation dedicated to powering new generations against hate and extremism.
ISD approach is to counter extremism and the ideologies that underpin it in ways that are practical, affordable, effective, and scalable. ISD support this through cutting-edge research, analysis, data management, and capacity building.
As an independent organisation, ISD is able to coordinate government, private, academic, and civil society sectors that are often at odds with each other. Instead, we help synergize their efforts and ensure each of them plays an appropriate and effective role in fighting extremism.

Website
https://www.isdglobal.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@isdglobal.org
+44 (0) 20 7493 9333

PO Box 7814
London, UK
W1C 1YZ